Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
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Wholesome and perfect for fall baking, this oatmeal cookie is filled with chunks of apples, raisins and pecans.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 20
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter, (1 stick or ½ cup), softened
  • 9 ounces light brown sugar (1¼ cup packed)
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 7 ounces all-purpose flour (preferably unbleached) (1½ cup)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp ground cloves
  • 4 ounces rolled, old-fashioned oatmeal (1 cup) NOT quick oats
  • 6 ounces raisins (1 cup)
  • 1 cup pecans ( break into chunky pieces) (approximately 4 ounces)
  • 2-3 medium peeled and chopped, crisp and juicy apples (1½ cups ),( I used honey crisp)
  • 2 ounces orange juice (1/4 cup)
  • 6 ounces powdered sugar (approx 1½ cup)
  • 4 TBL butter, melted
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla
  • Milk or more orange juice to thin to desired consistency for glazing
  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
  2. Cream softened butter and brown sugar in your mixer until combined.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and beat in.
  4. Combine dry ingredients of flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt and add to wet mixture.
  5. Stir in orange juice.
  6. Add and mix in Oatmeal, followed by apples, raisins and pecans mixing just to combine.
  7. Make sure added fruits and nuts are distributed evenly throughout mixture.
  8. Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, portion cookies onto silpat, parchment lined or lightly greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 360 degrees for 14 to 15 minutes until top is set and cookies are lightly browned.
  10. Allow to cool on cookie sheet, then glaze with vanilla sugar icing.
  11. ICING:
  12. Add 4 TBL melted butter to powdered sugar, stir in, then add vanilla and milk or orange juice to thin to desired consistency for glazing.
I liked these cookies with chunky bits of fruit and nuts, so I stayed with fairly large chunks of apples and pecans, but you can also chop more finely if you like.

Test run your cookies by baking a few in your oven. This cookie dough is wet and may tend to flatten out if your oven is not hot enough. If cookies start to spread too much, you can increase your oven temperature to 375 or chill your dough for 30 minutes prior to baking.
Recipe by Country Cupboard Cookies at